Mangroves and the Mangrove Finch in the Galápagos

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Event Details

Small brown bird perched on a branch
Mangrove finch, Camarhynchus heliobates. (Credit: Michael Dvorak. Creative Commons License)

Take a trip to the Galápagos Islands with mangrove ecologist Candy Feller, in the kickoff of our 2023 Earth Optimism webinars! Candy will introduce you to the mangrove finch, one of the famous “Darwin’s finches” that inspired the theory of evolution. Found only on the Galápagos, mangrove finches are on the verge of extinction, with only around 100 individuals left in the wild. In this talk, Candy will reveal the intricate connection between mangrove finches and the mangrove trees they call home. She’ll highlight how previously unknown interactions between the land and the sea on the Galápagos have created a unique environment that shaped the evolution of this endangered bird.

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